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Climate Pledge Arena Concert and Event Guide

The biggest artists, acts, and special events to grace the Seattle Center stage this year.

By Seattle Met Staff

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The venue formerly known as KeyArena is home to the Kraken and Storm on the regular (and a green ethos always). And when big-name talent arrives, Climate Pledge Arena becomes their home away from home. Herein, your guide to this year's biggest headliners and special events. Often, the bigger the clout, the earlier the announcement, so we'll do our best to keep this list updated throughout the year. We make no promises, however, when it comes to scoring seats on Ticketmaster.


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January

Harlem Globetrotters

January 29

Outrageous basketball hijinks meet eyebrow-raising athleticism in this theatrical game against the Washington Generals. Optional add-ons include a behind-the-court pass and a magic pass to shoot some hoops and get player autographs ahead of the game.

February

JJ Lin

February 11

Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin celebrates his 20-year career during the Seattle stop of his JJ2o World Tour. Expect all his top Mandopop hits, including  a remake of 2011's “Those Were The Days."

Dope Music Festival

February 25

Jeezy headlines this hip-hop and R&B fest that includes workshops, seminars, and vendors spanning all things music and beyond: fashion, lifestyle, business, and entrepreneurship. 

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

February 27

The Boss is back on tour with his longtime E Street Band after a six-year hiatus. It'll be his 18th headlining tour and with the same energetic performances he's known for.

March

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

March 2–5

The contemporary circus company known for dazzling acrobatics and thrilling visuals brings its renowned arena production to Seattle for the first time with a limited seven-show engagement.

Stevie Nicks

March 15

Singer, songwriter, legend. Stevie Nicks kicks off her 2023 tour right here in Seattle.

SZA

March 16

Her 2017 debut studio album Ctrl and high-profile collabs with the likes of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, and Doja Cat launched SZA into stardom. Now the St. Louis–born singer headlines CPA with Grammy-nominated artist Omar Apollo. 

Carrie Underwood

March 17

She found fame on American Idol and, 28 No. 1 singles later, embarks on her Denim and Rhinestones tour in support of her soon-to-be-released studio album of the same name. Fellow country music star Jimmie Allen joins as a special guest.

NCAA March Madness

March 24–27

March Madness takes over CPA as one of two women's basketball regional sites in 2023. Obviously, the teams competing are to be determined, but hoops fans can still watch their brackets fall apart in real time.

April

Impractical Jokers

April 7

Q, Murr, and Sal are back on the road with their Drive Drive Drive Drive Drive Tour, featuring more jokes, more videos, and more stories. Cue the laughs.

WWE Monday Night Raw

April 10

The most well-known brand of sports entertainment comes to town, bringing wrestling stars like Seth "Freakin" Rollins, Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch, Bobby Lashley, Kevin Owens, and Finn Balor.

John Mayer

April 11

The singer-songwriter who rose to fame for both his musical ability and string of celebrity relationships returns to Climate Pledge Arena, this time on a solo acoustic tour. Because, whether you're on Team John or Team Taylor, you have to admit he knows his way around a guitar. 

Phish

April 14–15

The University of Vermont–born band has been rocking fans with extensive instrumental jams and improvisations for four decades. It's eight-date spring tour begins right here at Climate Pledge Arena.

Muse

April 18

If you were alive in 2006, chances are you can hear Matt Bellamy's "Supermassive Black Hole" falsetto echoing in your head. Such is the level of international fame this British band has achieved in its decades-long career. The Seattle tour stop offers the added bonus of special guests Evanescence and Highly Suspect. 

Shania Twain

April 29

Man, we feel like a concert from a country music icon. The five-time Grammy winner tours in support of her sixth full-length album of originals, "Queen of Me," to be released in February 2023. 

May

Rauw Alejandro

May 6

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Rauw Alejandro won two Latin Grammys after his debut studio album dropped in November of 2020 and a follow-up arrived in June 2021. On this global tour, expect that same modern reggaeton sound and hard-hitting moves from renowned dance group Jabbawockeez.

Andrea Bocelli

May 14

Who among us hasn't shed a tear listening to this Italian tenor croon "Time to Say Goodbye" in his stunningly beautiful voice? Bocelli brings early fan faves as well as new material to this tour.

Stars on Ice

May 23

Olympic gold medalist Nathan Chen headlines this figure skating tour, with Jason Brown, Kurt Browning, Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier, and Madison Chock and Evan Bates joining the lineup.

June

Janet Jackson

June 21

Music legend Janet Jackson brings her unique style of pop to CPA along with special guest Ludacris for the Together Again tour.

Blink-182

June 25

Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker's unmistakable brand of pop-punk rock was in constant rotation during the early-aughts era of MTV. Now the band reunites after nearly a decade off to once again ask, "what my age again?"

July

Madonna

July 18–19

Time goes by so slowly...especially if you're the queen of pop. Madonna brings her extensive music catalog to Seattle on her Celebration tour, featuring four decades of chart-topping hits.

Dude Perfect

July 23

The YouTubers known for their wild trick shots take their show on the road to bring fan-favorite segments like Cool Not Cool and Wheel Unfortunate to you in person. 

Paramore

July 24

Hayley Williams's hard-charging vocals power this Tennessee emo-rock band, known for hits like "Still Into You" and "Misery Business." The Linda Lindas and Foals join as special guests during the Seattle tour stop.

August

Beck and Phoenix

August 1

How's this for perfect harmony? Indie singer-songwriter-musician Beck teams up with French pop-rock band Phoenix to co-headline the Summer Odyssey Tour. Supporting artists Jenny Lewis and Sir Chloe also take the CPA stage.

Bryan Adams

August 3

If Canada had royalty, Bryan Adams might just be it. The 15-time Grammy Award–nominated singer-songwriter-composer, known for hits like "Summer of 69" and "Everything I Do, I Do It for You," wraps up his So Happy It Hurts tour in Seattle, with special guest Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Rod Stewart

August 11

The legend himself comes to Seattle for a long-awaited tour stop that was already postponed once from June. As far as we're concerned, the "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" star gets an unlimited pass. Rock band Cheap Trick tours in support.

Sam Smith

August 23

Though Smith's most recent hit "Unholy" was a departure from their signature ballads, this Gloria tour is sure to feature songs from their entire catalog. Special guest Jessie Reyez joins at CPA.

September

Arctic Monkeys

September 22

The iconic quality of "Do I Wanna Know?" and "R U Mine?" propelled this English rock band into stardom but longtime fans can enjoy a set list that spans six studio albums and a decade of work. Fontaines D.C. joins as the supporting artist.

October

The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie

October 6–7

Clearly, we are more than happy to claim Ben Gibbard as our own. The cofounder of indie rock outfits The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie brings both bands to Climate Pledge Arena. A second show was added due to massive demand.

November

Stay tuned...

December

Stay tuned...

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